Your football equipment will be gear designed to protect your body from the physicality of the game. Staying healthy and wearing high quality, properly fitted equipment, all lead to long-term success in football. It is for these reasons that all required football equipment is INCLUDED in our registration fees.
Players will only be required to provide:
- mouth guard
- water bottle
Gear Deposit Form
All players have been loaned protective equipment by the Raiders. The deposit form is a contract of care and the agreement that if the equipment is not returned a deposit will be charged.
Please follow the guidelines below to care for your equipment. If you take care of it, it will take care of you!
Equipment issued to participants carries a great deal of responsibility. To maintain the protective quality of the equipment, proper care & maintenance is important. This will help to ensure the safety of all participants.
Outside should be cleaned with mild soap & water solution or a soft scrub cleaner. DO NOT use any harsh chemicals or cleansers or bleach (i.e.: thinners, turpentine or abrasive cleaners). Clean the inside of the helmet using a damp cloth to remove salt (sweat) build-up from the padding. The inside of the helmet should also be sprayed with a mild disinfectant solution. Allow the helmet to air-dry in an upright position.
Clean with a mild soap & water solution inside & out. No harsh chemicals should be used - do not use bleach. Use disinfectant solution on all padded areas.
JERSEY AND PANTS
Machine wash cold-warm water with a mild detergent. Pre-soak to remove heavy stains. Air-dry. DO NOT bleach, dry clean or use in automatic dryer.
FOOTBALL HELMET INSPECTION LIST
- Inspect your helmet prior to each use - NEVER wear a damaged helmet
- Foam padding should be in proper placement
- Foam padding should show NO signs of deterioration
- Check for cracks in vinyl or rubber covering on air/foam
- Protective system should never be altered or removed
- Check shell for cracks
- Check all rivets, screws, velcro & snaps to ensure they are properly fastened
If any of the above inspections indicate a need for repair or replacement, notify your coach. This is the participants' responsibility. Please take the time to care for your equipment. Each participant is given the use of equipment - it must be properly cared for so it will last.